The Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering was established in 1979, was founded by Late Sri R Dayananda Sagar and is run by the Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peetha Trust (MGVP). It started with the basic courses of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The college offeres undergraduate, Post-graduates and doctoral programmes under Visvesvaraya Technological University.
MGVP Trust is an educational trust and was promoted by Late Shri. R. Dayananda Sagar in 1960. The Trust manages 28 educational institutions in the name of “DAYANANDA SAGAR INSTITUTIONS” (DSI) and multi – Specialty hospitals in the name of SAGAR HOPSITALS - Bangalore, India.